Eugene Franklin Best, 82, of Findlay passed away at 2:42 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay. Gene was born on July 30th 1935 in Salem, Ohio to the late Virgil and Idella (Cornely) Best.

Gene is survived by his children: Rita (Steve) Kuehn, Oregon, Gin Best (Perry Inman), Florida, Roger (Nancy) Best, Findlay, John (Erin) Best, Findlay and grandchildren: Britney and Amber Best and Emily Best as well as siblings: Marge (Al) Linhart and Carol (Norb) Frey. He was preceded in death by his brother: Whitney Best.

Gene was employed by Kodak, 7 Up, and Nationwide Insurance before starting Best Realty, which led to Real Estate Development and construction.

Gene loved to travel and enjoyed his many trips to Las Vegas and Lake Erie. He lived in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Indiana and Ohio. Gene was very active in sports in his younger years. His free spirit, sense of humor and perspective on life will be sadly missed. A private family service will be held. Arrangements are being handled by COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay. Online condolences are welcomed at